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. florida and washington dc, president obama and governor romney faced each other in the third and final debate. many saw this as the defining moment for each of the candidate before americans make their decision on election day november 6th, next two weeks will be devoted to mobilizing voters in key battleground states, ohio in particular shaping up to be an election decider, although as cbs news poll this morning showed the president maintains an advantage there, governor romney is gaining, tonight in boca raton, florida the focus was on foreign policy, both candidate also pressed on their domestic policy talking points. >> governor romney i am glad that you recognize that al qaeda is a threat, because a few month ago when asked was is the biggest geo political face facing america you said russia. >> russia indicated is a geo political foe. >> excuse me, as the geo political foe and i said in the same paragraph i said and iran is the greatest national security threat we face. russia does continue to battle us in the u.n. time and time again, i have clear eyes on, this i am not going to
vote. >> this week on "inside washington," the endgame. the last debate. >> nothing governor romney just said is true. attacking >> me is not talking about how we deal with the challenges in the middle east. >> the women's vote and the return of the abortion debate. >> i think even when life begins in that horrible situation of rape that it is something that god intended to happen. >> the colin powell endorsement. >> i was proud to learn that we have colin powell's support in this campaign. >> you have to wonder if that is based on issues or whether he has a slightly reason for preferring president obama -- a slightly different reason for preferring president obama. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> we are all most of their pit believe it or not, at the election is now less than two weeks away and both candidates are running as if there is no tomorrow. >> this the first top on our 48- hour flight around campaign marathon extravaganza. we are going to pull an all- nighter. no sleep. >> no question about it, we're seeing more and more disease and, mo
in the military that will confront challenges we can't imagine. >> i think governor romney maybe hasn't spent enough time to look at how the military works. >> you mentioned the navy and we have fewer ships than we did in 1916, well, governor we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military has changed. >> from the very beginning the obama campaigned four years and met with all of the first actors in the first year he would sit down with chavez and kim jung il, with castro, and with president ahmadinejad of iran. >> nothing governor romney just said is true. starting with this notion of me apologizing. >> this has been probably the biggest whopper that has been told during the c campaign. >> joining me in new york is tina brown, editor in chief of the daily beast. peep. very disappointing. >> talking about europe and stuff -- >> rose: you can say it affects the u.s. economy and the economic recovery or threatens the u.s. economy if they can't get it right. >> there is also the one moment in which the president, romney kept saying, look, you can attack me but that is n
like mitt romney and lose four years ago, the campaign never stops. even if you are obama and u.n. four years ago, the campaign never stops. america seems to be less about governing and more about campaigning. everything you do is about the campaign. does that make sense? >> i agree with you. the problem has to do with government. there is very little time to get things done. as soon as these guys are in washington, they are already thinking about the next campaign. the first 100 days -- and now, sometimes, it is the first 50 days before things began to change. no matter how the race turns out in two weeks, you will see people, certainly republicans if the president gets elected, heading to iowa before the end of the year. no joke. the question is when we begin to cover it. usually, out of respect, we try to wait. i would bet by one year from now, you will see lots of stories in iowa and new hampshire. tavis: that scares me. >> they have to get fund- raisers, nail down supporters, and the earlier it begins, the more pressure there is on people to do it. if romney loses, you will see a w
ads every day. it's said that character is what we do when no one is looking. mitt romney thought no one was looking when he attacked 47% of americans. his company shipped jobs overseas. >> higher deficits, chronic unemployment, a president who admits he can't work with congress. >> you can't change washington from the inside. >> but he says he's had only four years. that's all mitt romney needed. he turned massachusetts around. turned the deficit into a rainy kay -- day fund. >> and they are crisscrossing the nation, attracting huge crowds in one or the other of eight key battleground states in search of a break out message. >> there is no more serious message in the presidential campaign than who can you trust? trust matters. who is going to look out for you? and here's the thing. nevada, you know me by now. you know i say what i mean. and i mean what i say. >> this is not the time to double down on trickle-down government policies that have failed us. it's time for new, bold changes that measure up to the moment and that can bring america's families the certainty that the futur
's a fascinating mixture of boldness and caution. >> when mitt romney gets focused and locked in, watch out. >> stories of family... >> stanley ann dunham was really a thoroughly unconventional mother. >> he had to fend for himself. every step, he was alone. >> the dad stuff just can't be underestimated. >> he had a lot of power to him. he was our hero. >> identity... >> he told his fifth-grade class that his father was an indonesian king. >> he was a white-black kid. >> his extended family is one of the leading mormon families. >> he can't talk about it because it involves polygamy. >> controversy... >> he's the first nobel peace prize winner with a kill list. >> mitt romney doesn't have an ideological bone in his body, as far as i can tell. >> and destiny. >> what unites both of these characters is this sense that there was a place that they were going, a destiny that they had. >> tonight ofrontline, "the choice 2012." >> frontlinis made possible by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. and by the corporation for public broadcasting. major funding
>> this week on "to the contrary", first, gop nominee mitt romney pulls even with president obama among women voters in swing states. then, sexual assault on campus. behind the headlines, author joan walsh explains, what's the matter with white people? hello. i'm bonnie erbe. welcome to "to the contrary", a discussion of news and social trends from diverse perspectives. up first, wooing women. one more presidential debate remains for gop presidential hopeful mitt romney and president obama to make their case to the highlyouted women's vote. this week after the so-called "town-brawl" debate dueling ads appeared focusing directly on the women's vote. >> turns out, rick perry doesn't oppose contraception at all. >> couldn't we find women that are qghifalui.al a gallup/usa today survey in 12 crucial swing states finds women list abortion as the most important issue 39% for women, followed by jobs 19%, healthcare 18% and the economy 16%. in contrast, men see jobs 38% and the economy 37% as the two most important issues facing men. romney is now within one point of obama among female li
center stage tonight for the third and final face-off between president obama and mitt romney. good evening. i'm gwen ifill. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight, we get some pre-debate analysis from mark shields and david brooks. >> ifill: tonight's match-up takes place in florida. we travel there to assess the state of the race. it's getting harder and harder to breakthrough to undecided base voters because there's just such a saturation level of everything and it's so negative. >> woodruff: plus, jeffrey brown looks at where the candidates stand on key foreign policy issues. >> ifill: then, lance armstrong is stripped of his titles and banned from competing for life. ray suarez examines the impact of an athlete's fall from grace. >> woodruff: and we remember a statesman and a proud liberal, presidential candidate and senator george mcgovern. >> your colleague in the press, some of them referring to me as the conscience of the party. others talking about me as the peacemaker in the race. and still others as the elder statesman. that's quite a triple crown. >
a color brochure pact with old ideas. he mocked mitt romney for a new found moderation. he has coined a new word for anything about awkwardly conservative plans. >> if you say that you love american cars during a debate, but you wrote an article titled "let detroit go bankrupt," you might have romneysia. >> mitt romney did seem to forget his foreign policy, clinging close to the president's positions, stressing piece was his priority even when talking about one of president obama's greatest achievements. >> i congratulate him on taking out osama bin laden and going after the leadership in al qaeda, but we cannot kill our way out of this mess. >> there was a further shift in tone -- he said sanctions against iran were working and he suggested -- he no longer suggested trips might be staying in afghanistan. >> we will make sure we bring our troops out by the end of 2014. >> president obama repeatedly ripped him, determined to expose the distance between them. >> nothing governor romney has said is true. governor romney has taken a different approach throughout his campaign. the disagree
romney of massachusetts. good evening. i'm judy woodruff. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. tonight, foreign policy takes center stage. bob schieffer of cbs news is the moderator. the debate is being held at the johnson wold performing arts center on the campus of lynn university in boca raton, and will begin in just a few seconds. >> woodruff: mark shields and david brooks will be watching with us here in the studio, along with our colleague jeffrey brown, newshour political editor christina bellantoni, and presidential historian michael beschloss. we'll hear from all of them after the debate, when we'll also be joined by ari shapiro and scott horsley of npr. they are at lynn university. >> ifill: we're also streaming the debate online and offering additional content on our live blog. >> woodruff: and here now is tonight's moderator, bob schieffer of cbs news. from the campus of lynn university here in boca raton, florida. this is the fourth and last debate of the 2012 campaign brought to you by the commission on presidential debates. this one is on foreign policy. i'm bob schieffer of cbs
, the white house and the romney campaign offered different assessments. a late boost in consumer spending was a major factor in the economic news from the commerce department. gross domestic product-- the broadest gauge of the country's economic health-- grew at a 2% rate from july through september, slightly hatt tern 8%th t1.e es no1.stmihad predicted, and an improvement over the 1.3% growth in the previous quarter. another positive sign today-- a survey from the university of michigan shows consumer confidence this month reached its highest level since september 2007, three months before the recession began. but the gdp growth is still considered by economists to be too weak to bring a quick up-tick in jobs. and on the stump in ames, iowa, today, mitt romney seized on the that aspect of the new report. >> today, we received the latest round of discouraging economic news. last quarter, our economy grew at just 2%. after the stimulus was passed, the white house promised it would be growing at 4.3%, over twice as fast. slow economic growth means slow job growth and declining take- home p
romney wasted no time today getting back out on the campaign trail. with election day now only two weeks away, the candidates are devoting every waking minute to revving up the base and courting any remaining undecided voters in a handful of critical swing states. for mr. obama this morning, that meant the campaign rally before an enthusiastic crowd in delray beach, florida, not far from the the site of last night's face-off. >> you guys really are fired up. ifill: picking up where he left off last night he fold voters that governor romney is not a reliable choice. >> we're accustomed to seeing politicians change their positions from like four years ago. we are not accustomed to seeing politicians change their position from four days ago. i mean,... and we joke about romnesia but you know what? this is is important. this is about trust. there is no more serious issue in a presidential campaign than trust. >> ifill: doubling down on that argument vice president joe biden amplified the democrats' message at the university of toledo in ohio before meeting up with the president later in the
about what people say are completely irrelevant. governor romney has changed his position on just about everything throughout his entire career. and that, i believe, bedevils the fact checkers who will say, "well, his official position is this, but then he did that. so it's hard to know, but you can't really say, this is true because also that's true." if that's the context, if that's what's going on, then i'm not sure what can be learned at all about governor romney because the chances of him saying something different, doing something different once the election comes, based on his behavior during this campaign and while he's been running for president, are extremely high. >> let me give you an example of what people have learned. people know that governor romney is going to increase spending for the military. and that's a consequential difference. they know that president obama is going to increase taxes, where, where governor romney is not if he's elected president. that's an important issue distinction. coming into the last debate, the annenberg survey showed that the public though
, that is something that they intended to happen. >> gop candidate mitt romney distanced himself from the remark. but despite objections from women's rights groups romney didn't pull this campaign ad. >> i hope you will join me in supporting richard murdoch. this, of course, after freshman house republican joe walsh of illinois insisted there is no such thing as an abortion to protect a woman's life or health because of "advances in science and technology.". and representative todd akin's infamous remark about women's bodies shutting down to prevent pregnancy in cases of so-called "legitimate rape." >> so doctor, are these extreme remarks by republicans distancing themselves from these remarks, are they what are keeping abortion front and center? >> they are actions. they remind women of people trying to redefine rain rape. the words are bad enough. the actions are worse. >> i disagree, bonnie. i think it's to the less advantaged to keep this conversation going. most of them are concerned about the state of the economy and jobs and that's what they are going to the whole thinking about. >> what
hurricane sandy has put both u.s. presidential candidates on high alert. mitt romney's already cancelled a rally scheduled for sunday evening in virginia beach. with only 11 days until polling day, both barack obama and mitt romney have been importanting over the latest economic data. figures show the u.s. economy grew 2% in the last three months. the white house says the economy is moving in the right direction. the republicans say the figures are discouraging news. our north american editor, mark, has been with mr. romney on the campaign trail. >> if it's friday it must be iowa and ohio. for hit romney this is a relentless race from state to state, stage to stage, squeezing out every last vote with a new message underlying what a difference four years makes. he says president obama stands for the status quo. he is the candidate of hope and change. >> if you're ready for that kind of change, if you want this to be a turning point in america's course, join paul ryan and me. get your friends and family to do the same. and vote now for the kind of leadership that these times demand. >> and
captioning sponsored by macneil/lehrer productions >> brown: president obama and mitt romney logged thousands of miles today covering states where the election remains a dead heat. good evening, i'm jeffrey brown. >> ifill: and i'm gwen ifill. on the "newshour" tonight, we take you on the road, as the candidates and their running mates blitz the battleground states. >> brown: then, we look at some surprisingly tight contests for open senate seats. >> ifill: what's not being talked about on the campaign trail? that's the focus of our new series. tonight's missing issue: the housing crisis. >> brown: four long shots for the presidency got their turn to debate last night. kwame holman reports on the faceoff among the third party hopefuls. >> ifill: betty ann bowser tells the story of a seattle medical center cutting costs and improving patient care by rethinking the services a hospital provides. >> waiting rooms are total waste. there is no reason for a waiting room. it's just an embarrassing reminder of how inefficient we are in healthcare delivery. >> brown: and judy woodruff gets an
administration to do anything they have not done up to this point. if romney is elected, he talked about forming some of the elements of the opposition. but small arms are not a problem right now for the opposition. training them to use larger weapons takes time and territory on which to do it. >> thank you for joining us. now to the gaza strip, where there has been a sharp increase in violence in the last few days. israel said the militants they hit recently were hit as they prepared to fire rockets into israel. here is a report. >> anger and grief in gaza. these hamas fighters were killed by israeli air strikes as they tried to fire rockets and mortars a across the border. even as the funerals were taking place, we found more attacks being launched. hamas said it was responding to israeli aggression. >> this is a dangerous escalation. it comes after israeli threats to target the strip. the israelis want to disrupt the atmosphere. they want to achieve political and electoral gains ahead of the coming israeli elections. >> israel managed to shoot down some of the rockets with its designer defens
romney made three stops there, and president obama headed that way tonight after casting his own vote in chicago. good evening. i'm jeffrey brown. >> woodruff: and i'm judy woodruff. on the newshour tonight: we update the barnstorming by both candidates and talk to n.p.r.'s mara liasson about the big money the campaigns are investing in battleground states. >> brown: then, speaking of big money, paul solman walks us through those trillions of dollars spent by the u.s. government each year. >> reporter: what you might not know about the federal deficit. a guided tour in and around washington, d.c. with the "wall street journal's" david wesson. >> woodruff: we have another in our series of topics not being talked about in the campaign. tonight's missing issue is europe's debt crisis. >> brown: an ancient and historic city at risk in a modern-day civil war. we look at the destruction in aleppo, syria. >> this is one of the great tragedies. aleppo's an extraordinary cross roads of cultures, religions, all built on a strata of centuries of -- >> woodruff: and ray suarez has the story of a
president obama and governor romney prepare for their last the day. is there anyone left to persuade? he stripped of his seven titles, lance armstrong is given a lifetime ban from the sport he once ruled. a is nothing sacred? the 07 trades in his signature martini for a beer. as james bond sold out in skyfall? welcome to our viewers on public television in america and around the globe. 15 days to go until the presidential election. it seems unbelievable that there are voters left that have not made up their mind. but tonight, the final debate could be the event that tips them. this race is very tight. mark starts our coverage from the debate site. >> it won't come down to the foot of a coin, but the election hangs in there. he takes a little time on the florida beach. with only one opponent down tonight, he probably doesn't feel as still as he looks. they will set out how they think america should act abroad. president obama says he has his record. he says he rebuild america's image and to mend relations. but he says he has failed to give strong leadership to the world, particularly over
that governor romney is protecting medicare, false, that he is a champio for women, false, that his tax plan is going to create 12 million jobs, false, he wants to take us to the same tax agenda of president bush which in fact took us into the ditch we are still digging ourselves out of. >> nancy pelosi for the hour. funding for charlie rose was provided by the following. >> rose: additional funding provided by these funders. >> and by bloomberg, a provider of multimedia news and information services worldwide. captioning sponsored by rose communicationsÑi from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: nancy pelosi is here, she is the minority leader of the house of representatives, she has served in congress for over 25 years, in 2007 became the first female speaker of the house, her commitment toçó democratic politics has made her one of the party's assets as november election approaches, democrats are hopeful they can take back control of the house, i am pleased to have her here back at the table. welcome. >> thank you, charlie. >> rose: you have been driving around,
debates so far has the vastness of this astounding inequality gap been discussed. not by mitt romney. who is the embodiment of the predatory world of financial capitalism. and not even by barack obama, whose party once fought for working men and women against the economic loyalists. so just in time, if not too late, comes this definitive examination of inequality. pollute contracts, the rise of the new global supervich and the fall of yaef one else. the author is chrystia freeman, whose journalism is steeped in years of covering robber barons from mexico and india. once deputy editor of the globe and mail in canada and the correspondent for the financial times and the economists she is now the editor of thompson reuters digital. we're joined by matt taibbi who has made the magazine rolling stone a go-to source for understanding the financial scandals in rural america. who can forget his 2009 article on the great american bubble machine. which describes goldman sachs as a great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity relentlessly so jabbing its blood funnel into anything that sme
. tavis: mr. obama wants to return to all -- to washington, specifically to the oval office. mr. romney wants to deny him. there has been a great debate about obama care. the president says he now likes the name obamacare, so i will call it obamacare. there was a great debate. there was a suggestion that we do not need obamacare. he went on to suggest that if something happens to you and they rush to to the hospital, they are not going to turn you away. they are going to be there for you. for those who actually see public hospitals or our system in that way, that is, something tragic and traumatic happens to you, the hospital will not turn you away, what do you say to mitt romney or people who view that system in that way? >> when we started developing the approach to the film, ultimately, the storytelling project set that tone. it was going to be and a political film and we were not and have -- we were not going to have that narration or text. that decision turned out to be a powerful decision. what we decided to do was train the lens on the waiting room, follow people during their day
to be perennial campaigns? if you lose, like romney did last time, the campaign continues. if you win, like obama did, the campaign continues. >> i think we need to change the constitution. there should be 16-year term. -- one 6-year term. i have a whole five-point plan to reinvigorate america. tavis: give me more. >> i would legalize all drugs and sell them at the pharmacy tomorrow. we would be in the black in a year. i would cut the defense budget by half and double the salary of every teacher in america. i would reinvigorate the ccc, give everybody $20, and fill some pot holes. keep it going, number four, i would mandate that every car in america has to drive on hydrogen fuel. in five years. tavis: that would solve the energy dependence problem. >> there are a few guys who give a lot of money to our politicians in the oil industry who would not like that very much. in short, what i'm saying is, in order to do this, i would have to seize power in this country. i am too busy writing books. tavis: what do you make of the fact that some of the things you just said our common sense ideas, particula
with the real estate, there is who way that the gender gap -- how could they be for romney? how could women be for romney? person hood? he doesn't know if he would sign lilly led better. >> .. paycheck fairness. binders. i mean, how could women vote for romney? >> rose: thank you for comi pleare toto see you. see you next time.i/w captioning sponsored by rose communications captioned by media access group at wgbh access.wgbh.org >> rose: funding for charlie rose has been provided by the coca-cola company, supporting this program since 2002. and american express. additional funding provided by these funders. and by bloomberg, a provider of multiple media news and information services worldw tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. tonight a conversation with allyson felix. she electrified the track world this summer with her performance at the 200 meters, capturing gold in the event following a disappointing second place finish in beijing. the continued problem of doping and the landmark decision that level the playing field. we are glad you could join us for conversation
needless to say, i voted for mitt romney for president. i feel he has the experience and the solutions that are likely to put our country on a more successful track. >> also dropping in, patrice weddie, who runs a small business. she is sticking with barack obama because of his health care reform prepared -- reform. >> a couple of days after the reforms kick in, i got a notice that my monthly premium would go down $10. i have all the proof i need to know that the current president and administration are doing a great job. >> at least 35% are expected to go to the polls before election day, up from 30% four years ago. in ohio, close to half the votes will be cast early. in florida, two thirds. in colorado, a projected 85% will be cast before november 6. the most famous early bird of all cast his ballot in chicago. the first sitting president to vote early in person. >> i just want everybody to see how incredibly efficient this was. >> from bill to burris, democrats have lined up their biggest stars to encourage early voting. >> of voting matters. elections matter. >> they are offering t
if romney comes in and declares china a currency manipulator on day one -- >> rose: trade war? >> i think that's dangerous. i think's an assumption particularly amongst republicans that china is the same old china that china is used to being a xwashed on the presidential trail and it will go through it and just it is there and think it's another president coming in who's bashed us, we'll just take time and come back. i think china has fundamentally changed. i think china now sees itself much more as in the -- has read this stuff about being a g-2 world, and it's less if the mood to take ultimatums. so you can end up with two very practical people. i think romney is quite practical but you can see an element whereby if they give an ultimatum to the sort of people who vijay just described that could be very dangerous. >> rose: and it could spill over not just in terms of trade but in terms of the essence of the relationship and all the potential for working together on big problems. >> it's all -- a lot of these nationalistic questions like the islands, like the disputes with japan, on all
institute. >> tom: governor mitt romney today promised big changes if he's elected, in a speech billed as his closing argument in the campaign. he accused president obama of shrinking from the major issues facing the nation. romney promised to offer policies that matched the scale of today's economic challenges. he again touted his five point plan for economic growth, including promoting small businesses, cutting the federal budget, and keeping taxes low. >> this is not the time to double down on trickle down government policies that have failed us. it's time for new bold changes that measure up to the moment and that can bring america's families the certainty that the future will be better than the past. >> tom: the obama campaign pushed back against the speech, a spokeswoman today said while governor romney is promising change, it's change that will lead us ba tckthe same failed policies that crashed our economy in the first place. t >> tom: in cities across the u.s., the biggest mortgage lender, wells fargo looking to mend its image after accusations it steered minority homebuyers i
obama and governor mitt romney are neck- and-neck. tonight they have their third and final debate in boca raton, and tom is there. tom. florida is the big fridz for the campaign. it has the most number of electoral vote its at stake, in the fall election. it's also a state that has felt the full force of the great recession. the housing market in some areas in florida has shown signs of life but remains well bloat boon years. the job market in the sunshine state has seen slow recovery. >> the lunch crowd start to its file in to vinnie's all day calf nie boca raton around 11:30. despite it's name vinnys is owned by a guy named jay dietz. he bought the restaurant from vinny more than a decade ago. >> food prices are going up a couple extra dollars i won't sacrifice the quality of our food just to make a couple extra dollars. >> reporter: wile tonight's debate focuses on foreign affairs t is still the competent that remains the issue for floridians. >> the big issues have to be taxes and jobs. they have be to-- to be. >> just talking about the bank, the insurance industry, and all th
with the 2012 election last night, president obama and mitt romney balanced it out in the third and final debate. at lynn university in boca raton florida, the suggest was foreign policy but discussion often veered toward domestic concerns as well, the two men addressed a range of issues, including iran, china and the u.s. economy and offered the candidate the last chance to face-off before the election which is now just two weeks ahead. joining me now is a distinguished group of the wealth of knowledge when it comes to foreign policy, from washington's zbigniew brzezinski, national security advisor, under president jimmy carter, david ignatius of the washington post and michael mazarr, professor of national security strategy at the u.s. national war college. with me in new york, general jim jones, former national security advisor for president obama. i am pleased to have each of them here on this program to talk about this important topic. michael tell me what the essential argument is that you are outlining in this piece. >> well, yes, the essential argument of the piece is that the current
: the presidential campaign is down to its last two weeks, with president obama and governor mitt romney taking different tactics the day after their latest debate. governor romney released a new ad using a criticism he deployed in last night's debate. >> the president began an "apology tour," going to various nations and criticizing america... >> tom: in his own ad, the president answered critics who say he hasn't laid out his plan should he win re-election. >> here's my plan for the next four years: making education and training a national priority. building on our manufacturing boom. boosting american-made energy. reducing the deficit responsibly by cutting where we can and asking the wealthy to pay a little more. >> tom: while neither candidates mentioned the fiscal cliff in last night's debate, they did talk a little about the automatic spending cuts piece of the fiscal cliff. >> and i will not cut our military budget by a trillion dollars, which is a combination of the budget cuts the president has, as well as the sequestration cuts. that, in my view, is making... is making our future les
and governor romney. on thursday, both candidates attended the annual al smith charity dinner sponsored by the catholic archdiocese of new york. at the usually lighthearted event, both men made jokes at their own expense, but obama ended on a serious note -- >> it's written in scripture that tribulation produces perseverance. and perseverance, character. and character, hope. >>> this week, the u.s. catholic bishops have been urging special prayers for religious liberty. at a mass to open the rosary novena for life and liberty, archbishop william lori said e.tholics must bring their nopuic square. religion came up briefly at the presidential debate tuesday, when mitt romney made a rare reference to his mormon faith. >> and i believe we're all children of the same god. i believe we have a responsibility to care for one another. i -- i served as a missionary for my church. i served as a pastor in my congregation for about ten years. >>> last week we began a new miniseries we're calling "none of the above," which focuses on the fast-growing number of americans, especially young adults, who
to share. tavis: at this point, we are almost at the finish line in this race between obama and romney. to your ears, what did we miss in the debate, in the conversation about education during the campaign? what would you have liked to have heard more about? >> i think the main disconnect between what the conversation is about and what should happen is this negativity or pessimism that comes around, were you look at other countries test scores and say america is done for. the reaction is more testing, more structured. that is going to be exact wrong direction. you have to look at what america's strengths are. despite the fact that our test scores, our education system is very rigid, america is still a hot bed of education. it is not just technology. tavis: i hear your. and i don't argue that, except that example, respectful, only applies to that view, not to the many. mark zuckerberg does not happen every day. that is innovation. that is an example, but that is not coming forth from the masses. >> right now, america is a hotbed of innovation. right now you have structural unemployment,
and governor romney sparred about in their presidential campaign debates. and tonight's commentator says there's an entire group of students that have been short- changed. he's todd buccholz, author of "rush: why you need and love the rat race." >> our schools have cheated and discriminated against a generation of students. when i was in high school, they divided us into two tracks. the college prep kids read "beowulf" and "macbeth"; the other kids were shunted into so- called vocational education, where they learned how to build a house, change spark plugs, and wire air conditioners. of course now, most of us college kids can't even explain how a toaster works. so where was the cheating and discrimination? those vocational kids weren't taught enough. they should've been taught, not just how to build and fix things, but how to run a business. if you've been trained as a plumber and can snake a pipe, you might be able to make ends meet for your family. but if you've also learned how to open your own plumbing business, you can prosper. if you can understand the computerized diagnostics system fo
. >> hockenberry: i know. >> we don't hear mitt romney talking much about it. >> hockenberry: what if you're wrong? >> what if anybody is wrong in this debate? >> hockenberry: what if you're wrong? >> then i'll have to say i'm sorry. and i wish we could speed up our efforts to reverse the policies that we have supported here at cei. >> hockenberry: apologies or not, inaction has consequences. >> temperature records broken by the hundred. >> hockenberry: there is now no concerted national response to climate change. and delay, the scientific community says, is what the planet simply can't afford. >> climate change is coming. it means drought, it means fire, it means suffering. >> the entire climate is changing. it's affecting our energy, our water, our agriculture and our health. >> the record-setting drought has forced it to drink from its last reserves. >> the amount of sea ice on the arctic ocean, 2012 is a record low. >> the problem with climate change is, i think to many americans it is seen like a threat not to living generations but future generations. and with that uncertainty, and with th
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